Welcome to the 2021 magazine of

The Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Greater London

View From The Bridge 2021

My second year in post has certainly been different to the first, with no opportunity at all for physical activities or simple face to face contact at events.

Key Achievements For 2020

We championed our Cadets, promoted the role of Reservists, secured the support of employers, provided safe and well managed places to work and train, and won the hearts and minds of communities.

COVID Support

At times of crisis, the government often calls upon the military to contribute to the national response due to their specialist skill-set and equipment. This is called Military Aid to Civil Authorities or ‘MACA’.

Signallers Print PPE

London’s Coulsdon Signallers go ‘bottom-up’ in the fight against Covid-19.

RAF Reserves Deliver Over 5000 Tests

600 (City of London) Squadron’s Mobile Testing Units in 13 locations delivered over 5,000 tests.

Cadets – Keep the Flame Alive

Throughout 2020 it’s been humbling to see the amazing strength and resilience our Cadet Forces have displayed throughout the pandemic.

Being BAME in the ACF

In the current context of the swell of support for racial equality, we wanted to highlight some of the amazing support networks within the Cadet community.

Sea Cadet writes open letter to children of frontline workers

Leading Cadet Apple-Jane said she would like as many children as possible to read it, with the hope that they will realise that they are not alone.

YOU London

YOU London is a unique partnership of uniformed youth organisations, working together in London for mutual benefit.

WW1 Identity Disc lost in 1917 reunited with owner’s grandson

In January 2020 the Association received an email from M Bernard Herve living in the High Normandy region of France.

Reserves – Step Change

The Reserve Forces play a crucial role in national security from countering security threats, peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts abroad to supporting communities at home.

HAC Soldiers on!

With COVID-19 appearing to have become a long-term fixture, and local lockdowns affecting many of us, it will come as no surprise that the Regiment has found itself operating in unfamiliar territory.

Operation Tosca

The 7 RIFLES Battlegroup was formed up of Reservists from 7 RIFLES and
5 FUSILIERS, both of which are in the 20th Armoured Infantry Brigade.


Our role is to encourage employers to support our Reservists, Veterans and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers through the Armed Forces Covenant and the Employer Recognition Scheme.

Renewing the Covenant in the Capital

In 2018, ‘Renewing the Covenant in the Capital’, an Armed Forces Covenant funded project, began working with HQ London District to improve the understanding and delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC) within local authorities across London.


All our 2020 Content.